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6 Quirky Things About Me

Mymomconnie tagged me to tell 6 quirky things about me.

  1. I like to put crushed ice in my milk, especially chocolate milk.
  2. I like to put Ranch dressing on pork chops.
  3. I hate rubbing sounds, like rubbing 2 pieces of cardboard together.
  4. I like frogs, toads, salamanders, snails, slugs, etc.
  5. I don't like to do my hair fancy. (Sorry, Mommy.)
  6. Once I fainted from standing still for too long. I was frying eggs.

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This Dog Is Nuts!

Have you ever seen a dog who hates rain this much?

Or maybe he was just thirsty...

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A Wild Time

Yesterday we went fishing and we had a wild time. When we saw a huge fish jump, Cameron was so surprised that she "lost her head"!


I mean it!

You don't believe me?

Then see for yourself!

Then, I tripped on the steps and fell "head over heels"!

Or should I say heels over head?

The Bubba brought me a bunch of wildflowers.

I have him in "the palm of my hand".

Well, I had him in the palm of my hand.

Until he "flipped out".

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Saltwater Taffy Recipe

Since we got some requests for the recipe that we use for Saltwater Taffy, here it is:

Saltwater Taffy


1 cup sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup of salt water, or 2/3 cup fresh water + 1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. sweet butter
2 tbsp vanilla
3 to 4 drops of red food coloring

Mix all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer, or until a bit of the mixture dropped into iced water forms a hard ball. Remove from heat. Pour into a buttered 8x8x2 inch square pan. Allow to cool slightly, and pull taffy until shiny, stiff and light in color. If taffy begins to get too sticky, butter hands lightly. Pull into long strips about 1/2 an inch wide. Using scissors, cut into 1-inch pieces and wrap them individually in waxed paper. Keep in an airtight container. Makes about 1 pound.

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And Even More Candy

**Updated to link to the recipe.

Since we only got around a year's supply of candy on Easter, we decided to make some saltwater taffy today. Except we learned our lesson on what happens when you put blue food coloring in a pot that has yellow butter and yellow vanilla and numerous other yellow things. When you do that, it closely resembles, well, let'snot go there.

So this time we made the taffy red.

First, we pulled it:

Then we stretched it into long ropes:

Then we cut it, and twisted some of it:

Then we wrapped it:

And then we put it into this cute little box that Mydadmark picked up when we went to the grocery store. He couldn't resist because we also call the Pigling "the Oompa", and everything around here is Oompa tested. Including the taffy.

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Guess Who….

Got gum stuck in her hair?

And then decided that she should perform a gumectomy all by herself?

And yanked out wads of her hair?

And then started bawling?

And then had to go to the Peanut Butter Beauty Shoppe, run by Mymomconnie?

That's right.....it's her.

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